Everything I've Got in My Pocket

Everything I've Got in My Pocket

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by Minnie Driver
     
 

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A funny thing happened to Minnie Driver on the way to recording her debut album: She became a movie star. Signed to Island Records in the U.K. in the early '90s, Driver started getting roles in movies such as Circle of Friends, Grosse Pointe Blank, and Good Will Hunting (for which she received an Academy Award nomination), and she set aside her musical

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A funny thing happened to Minnie Driver on the way to recording her debut album: She became a movie star. Signed to Island Records in the U.K. in the early '90s, Driver started getting roles in movies such as Circle of Friends, Grosse Pointe Blank, and Good Will Hunting (for which she received an Academy Award nomination), and she set aside her musical aspirations. Until now. Everything I've Got in My Pocket is a sultry, languid set of adult pop with hints of Sarah McLachlan, Beth Orton, and Dido. Driver wrote all but one of the songs -- a molasses-slow version of "Hungry Heart" that turns Bruce Springsteen's celebration into something more desperate and forlorn -- and she's a skilled scribe of gentle ballads and softly lilting love songs. With help from producer Marc Dauer (Pete Yorn), Driver colors "So Well" and other songs with ghostly electronics, but Pocket is full of subtle variety: "Ruby Adeline" is a quiet acoustic ballad; "Wire" is dark and haunting; "Fast as You Can," with its pedal steel, veers toward contemporary country. There's no moonlighting here: Everything I've Got in My Pocket shows that Driver is as seductive a singer as she is an actress.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
Label:
Zoe Records
UPC:
0601143107221
catalogNumber:
431072
Rank:
125421

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Minnie Driver   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Rami Jaffee   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vibes,chamberlain,Music Box,Casio,Hammond B3
Joey Peters   Percussion,Drums
Jeff Trott   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Tim Walker   Pedal Steel Guitar
Wolovitch   Upright Bass
Jonny Polonsky   Guitar
Ben Peeler   Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Josh Turner   Loops,Drum Loop
Zak Schaffer   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Bass Guitar
Marc Dauer   Guitar,Mellotron
Mario Calire   Drums
Christopher Joyner   Piano
Malcolm Cross   Percussion

Technical Credits

Bob Salcedo   Engineer
Jeff Trott   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jeff Motch   Art Direction
Zak Schaffer   Engineer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Cover Photo
Marc Dauer   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Keith Schreiner   Programming
Minnie Driver   Composer
Dave Lively   Art Direction
Bob Demoa   Engineer

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Everything I've Got in My Pocket 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never expected that she would sing too. And how good she is in it. What a great surprise. A well done album. Enjoy every song. If you like Norah Jones and Sarah McLachlan - a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh My.. what a CD it is good.. why on earth, is no one promoting it? I only found out, because I saw a snippet of an interview she did with a Talk show.. GET this CD-Its worth every cent.. PS.. its hard to FIND. Target/Wal-Mart/Sams didn't have it. I did however, find it at my local BN. Thanks, ~C
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree - what a wonderful surprise. I was looking for another album in the "D's" and stumbled across this one by Minnie Driver. Very well put together, wonderful sounds, great lyrics. Not only does she sing, but she wrote most of the songs on this album too! Don't pass this one up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who knew she was this amazing? I fell in love w/ her first track and the rest was history!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had no idea she sang. I love her movies and now I love her music too. Relaxing music to sit by the ocean and just dream!